Wednesday, April 8, 2020

I hope you feel beautiful today

Hi y'all!
Long time no see, hope all is well?!...

I apologize for my quietness, lately. In all honesty, I have somewhat stayed away from social media and other things. It just seems like my feeds get the most with everything going on in the world and people pointing fingers, etc., rather than all the beautiful creations and stories out there. (Which I understand what is going on, but I just can't worry or stress about all that. Perhaps. I'm one of those 'rare ones' that don't get worked up or panic about things like this?...Who knows.) What happened to enjoying life?...Enjoy each and everyday?...The little things?...Where are all the positive things?...Life is short and while you're here, you might as well enjoy it! :)

And on that note, 'I hope you feel beautiful today'!



Well, this card took me some time to make. lol A little bit ago I ordered Altenew's watercolor brush markers and managed organize them the way I wanted. lol Yeah, organized them and then just stared at them. lol After watching some videos and practicing on different watercolor papers/cardstocks, I finally felt comfortable enough to use them to make a card. Let me just say, I actually think I grasp these brush markers more than the pan watercolors?!...I don't know what it is but they seem to just work for me. (or at least I think so) ;)

*Party Time*
Also, it's my birthday today!! And well, my 'fancy' birthday outing is going to the dentist to get a tooth pulled. lol Fun, right?! lol Since I can't have much of the birthday today, how about I celebrate with you?!!...I haven't done a giveaway in awhile and well, it's time to have one. So, how about a $25.00 gift certificate to Simon Says Stamp?!!...Just leave me a comment on this post and you'll be entered. That's it. Simple, right?!... :) *Note: I will leave the giveaway open until 12 pm EST on Sunday. Please make sure I have a email to contact you if you are chosen. I will contact and announce the winner on my blog, as well. Please, please, please, make sure you contact me back! If I don't hear back from you (the winner) in 48 hrs. I will have to pick a new winner. 

Well, that's all for me today.
I'm going to hop around the blogs and check out Instagram for some beautiful creations and inspiration! :)

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Have a great day and see you soon!
Hugs







Friday, April 3, 2020

To a sweet friend

Hey y'all!
Happy Friday!! :)

I'm up on the A Jillian Vance Design blog sharing a fun and simple Easter gift tag.


I'd love it, if you would swing on over to the AJVD blog and leave a comment there! :)

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Have a great day and see you soon!

Friday, March 27, 2020

Happy Easter

Hey y'all!
Happy Friday!!

Today, I'm up on the A Jillian Vance Design blog sharing a fun Easter card.


I'd love it, if you would swing on over to the AJVD blog and leave a comment there. :)

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Have a great day and see you soon!

Friday, March 20, 2020

some BUNNY special

Hey y'all!
Happy Friday!!

Today, I'm up on the A Jillian Vance Design blog sharing a fun Easter card.


I'd love it, if you would swing on over to the AJVD blog and leave a comment there. :)

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Have a great day and see you soon!

Friday, March 13, 2020

Keep Shining!

Hey y'all!
Happy Friday!! :)

I'm up on the A Jillian Vance Design blog today sharing a fun card...


I'd love it, if you would swing on over to the AJVD and leave a comment there! :)

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Have a great day and see you soon!

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Succulent Hello

Hey y'all!
Happy Tuesday, hope all is well?!...

I'm swinging in to share a simple card I made for the current Paper Smooches Challenge. Which happens to be 'Anything Goes'...fun, right?! :)




Just a succulent stencil and a stamp is all I used for my card. It doesn't get much easier than that, right?!...I started with the stenciling and then after I used a green colored pencil to add a little darker shades (or shading) to each section of the succulent. Once done, a simple 'hello' stamped on using black ink. A simple one layer card, yeah?!...

Well, that's all for me.

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Have a great week and see you soon!

Friday, March 6, 2020

Crafty friends...

Hey y'all!
Happy Friday!! :)

I sure feel like it's been forever since I've done a blog post that wasn't for a DT post! lol Seriously, what have I been doing?...Guess things have been just that busy. ;)

Anyhow, I'm swinging back in today to share a card I made for the current Gina K. Designs March Monthly Mix Challenge. This challenge is 'new to me' (I know, where have I been?! lol). And I have yet, to put to use the little handful of Gina K. Designs stamps that I have, so what better than using them in a challenge. ;)


March's challenge is all about rainbows and who doesn't love rainbows?!...


Of course, I kept things CAS. ;) I used a couple smaller stamps from a Gina K. Designs stamp set and inked them up in a rainbow of colors. After, I simple stamped on the sentiment using black ink and that's it. Easy peasy, right?!...

Well, that's all for me today. 

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Have a great day and see you soon! :) 

Hello Spring

Hey y'all!
Happy Friday!! :)

I'm up on the A Jillian Vance Design blog today sharing a fun Spring themed card...


I'd love it, if you would swing on over to the AJVD blog and leave a comment there! :)

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Have a great day and see you soon!

Friday, February 28, 2020

Happy birthday

Hey y'all!
Happy Friday!! :)

I'm up on the A Jillian Vance Design blog sharing a simple and fun birthday card.


I'd love it. if you would swing on over to the AJVD blog and leave a comment there! :)

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Have a great day and see you soon!

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Thanks

Hey y'all!
Happy Tuesday, hope your week is going good so far?! :)

I have a little bit of a sore throat going on, which I'm blaming on allergies. lol I'm hoping within the next day or two things will be cleared up. I do not like having a sore throat...though, I'm pretty sure nobody does. ;)

I've been pushing through things and trying to get some DT things done. As well as, playing along with a challenge or two. ;) So for my card today, I'm entering it into the current Paper Smooches Challenge.



Fun, right?!...


I wasn't quite sure how to use all those colors, but sometimes pattern paper comes to the rescue! heehee...I went using some PS patterned paper and then did a little coloring with markers and that's pretty much it. I kept things simple (as usual) though, I did add a touch of jewels and burlap twine! :)

Well, that's all for me today.
Thanks so much for stopping by and see you soon!

Friday, February 21, 2020

Gracias

Hey y'all!
Happy Friday!! :)

I'm up on the A Jillian Vance Design blog sharing a simple and sweet card...


I'd love it, if you'd swing on over to the AJVD blog and leave a comment there! :)

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Have a great day and see you soon!

Thursday, February 13, 2020

LOVE U

Hey y'all!
Happy Thursday, almost Friday!! :)

I'm up on the A Jillian Vance Design blog today sharing a simple and sweet love card.


I'd love it, if you would swing on over to the AJVD blog and leave a comment there! :)

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Have a great day and see you soon!

Monday, February 10, 2020

Hi...Bumblebee Love



Hey y'all!
Happy Monday, hope your week is starting off right?!...

Things have been good here, just busy though. And I do have three of my kids that have a little bit of a cold, so I've been giving our house an extra dosage of cleaning daily. We don't need anything to spread to us others. lol On the plus side, I'm just glad it's only a cold and nothing more. *knock on wood* ;)

Anyhow, I do have a card to share for the current Paper Smooches Challenge! Which is all about love...



As usual, I kept things simple. However, I did put to use some patterned paper! Yay! :) 


How about some cute little bees in love?!...I made these little bees using a navy blue cardstock, with yellow cardstock, and a little touch of pink cardstock for the heart(s). I added them to a fun and simple honeycomb piece of patterned paper. Then topped things off with a 'Hi' that I heat embossed in white and added a touch of burlap twine. Simple, yeah?!...

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Have a great day and see you soon! 

P.S.
Could I ask you for some feedback on my photo?...I recently bought a new laptop and I'm having trouble adjusting to it (or should I say to the screen?). It is much bigger than my last laptop and the screen is a little different from what I was used to looking at. And over the years, I have learned that many screens are all different from one another in some kind of way. ;) So, is my photo looking okay to you?!?...Is it not bright enough, too bright?...Is it blurry, is there too much contrast, etc.?...I would love to know! Good or bad, I just some feedback. Thanks so much!! :) 


Friday, February 7, 2020

Lilies

Hey y'all!
Happy Friday!! :)

I'm up on the A Jillian Vance Design blog today sharing a simple card.


I'd love it, if you would swing on over to the AJVD blog and leave a comment there! :)

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Have a great day and see you soon!

Friday, January 31, 2020

Celebrate

Hey y'all!
Happy Friday!! :)

I'm up on the A Jillian Vance Design blog today sharing this fun birthday card...


I'd love it, if you would swing on over to the AJVD blog and leave a comment there! :)

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Have a great day and see you soon!

Friday, January 24, 2020

Love birds

Hey y'all!
Happy Friday!! :)

I'm up on the A Jillian Vance Design blog today sharing a fun and sweet love card.


I'd love it, if you'd swing on over to the AJVD blog and leave a comment there! :)

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Have a great day and see you soon!

Friday, January 17, 2020

AJVD Birthday Celebration!

Hey y'all!
Happy Friday!!


I have a couple cards up on the A Jillian Vance Design blog today for their birthday celebration! Here's a peek at one of them...


I'd love it, if you'd swing on over to the AJVD blog to see both of my cards. :) Also, there's a lot of fun going on with their birthday celebration, so be sure to take a look. ;)

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Have a great day and see you soon!

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Little bit of mocha and love

Hey y'all!
Happy Thursday, hope all is well?!...

Time just keeps flying on by...I saw the new challenge over at Paper Smooches. And being I was already playing with some PS goodies a couple nights ago (not knowing what I was actually going to make lol), what better way to get the juices flowing than with a challenge. ;)



Anything goes!...Perfect, right?! :)


I used some fun dies and then did some ink blending. Pretty simple, right?!...BUT, I still had no idea what to do after I had my cups! So I struggled for a bit, making different backgrounds, looking through patterned paper, etc. It just seemed I came to a halt. Then, I went with using an embossing folder. I still used a white base but gave it some texture by using a folder. ;) Now, there are some thicker lines on my embossed panel though I'm not sure how well you can see them?!...Hopefully you can see a little bit of them. I promise you they're there. ;) To finish my card off, I added some hearts, a little blue bird, and a fun little sentiment. Sweet, yeah?!...

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Have a great day and see you soon!

Friday, January 10, 2020

AJVD Birthday Celebration!

Hey y'all!
Happy Friday!! :)


Today, I'm up on the A Jillian Vance Design blog sharing a couple tags using some new goodies!


I'd love it, if you would swing on over to the AJVD blog and leave a comment there...Also, there's a lot a fun going on for the birthday celebration you don't want to miss, be sure to take a look! ;)

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Have a great day and see you soon!


Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Hooray!

Hey y'all!
Happy Wednesday, hope all is well?!...

My kids are officially back in school (since yesterday) from having winter break. Not that there's a whole lot difference because I do homeschool them. lol  But, I'm telling you I can always tell when they're (or should I say when we are...) on break or not. I think they can, too. And I'm sure it's because there seems to be a schedule vs no real schedule when on breaks. ;)

Anyhow, I am swinging in today to share a sweet little card. No challenges or anything, a 'just for fun' and 'still coloring with colored pencils' card.


Cute, yeah?!...I actually pulled out the one and only set I have from Hello Bluebird. (yes, I know. I need to buy more. lol) I think I only used this set once, maybe twice before. I felt like it needed some more love. ;) And you should be able to see it some?...But I actually did a little embossing using an embossing folder! Do people still use embossing folders, besides myself?!...lol

Well, that's all for me.

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Have a great day and see you soon! :)


Friday, January 3, 2020

Cute Tea

Hey y'all!
Happy 2020, hope all is well and the year is starting off right for you?!...I can't wait to see all what this year brings! I'm hoping for nothing but good times. Well, some other things too...but you know, focusing on good things. ;)

I'm finally feeling like things are slowing down some and getting back to normal. Since the holidays I feel like I have been going and going. My kids will be back in school Tuesday, so that should help things feel a little more 'normal' as well. ;)

I'm swinging in to share a card I made for the current Paper Smooches Challenge.





Naturally, I was thinking of snowmen or something with snow for my card. But then, after looking at some stamps sets, I went a different direction. Cute Tea, anyone?!...


Lately, I've been on this colored pencil kick. Not sure why, but I'm enjoying it! My husband did get me some new colored pencils for Christmas, so that could maybe explain some of it. ;) 

Well, that's all for me. 

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Have a great day and see you soon! 

Carved in wood

Hey y'all!
Happy Friday and Happy New Year!! :)

I'm up on the A Jillian Vance Design blog sharing a card I made for my husband for our Anniversary. Which was yesterday. ;) I kept things pretty simple since I was aiming to keep things as much masculine as I could.


I left the heart blank but I think it's a great card that you could totally personalize! I did think about handwriting our names or the date/year, etc. Options, right?!...Though, knowing me when I'm trying not to mess things up that's usually when I do. So I just left it alone. lol

I'd love it if you'd swing on over to the AJVD blog and leave a comment there, too! :) There's also more details about how I made my card. ;)

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Have a great day and see you soon!